Stanage Edge Rock Climbing
Without a doubt, Stanage Edge is one of the great crags of England, if not the world. Where it lacks in height, it makes up for in diversity and volume. On Peak Rock describes Stanage as "Gritsone at its best" and one would be hard pressed to argue with that. The rock is absolutely bomber, the number of classic routes and problems is staggering and the views perfectly English.
The Edge runs roughly north south, and has several recognised sub areas. These are reflected here:
Most of the minor roads east of Hathersage (to the West of Sheffield) lead up to the crag. Try the one past The Scotsman's Pack for starters.
Climbing Season For the The Peak District area.
Weather station 8.1 miles from here
93 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',44],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Stanage Edge
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Stanage Edge:
Featured Route For Stanage Edge
Left Unconquerable 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Europe
: United Kingdom
: ... : Unconquerable Buttress
Left Unconquerable, a steep layback flake, is a mega-classic of the Peak District. Great holds, great gear, and a fabulous setting make it a perennial favorite along with its equally classic (and slightly easier) brother, Right Unconquerable. Start at an obvious finger-width flake and lieback a move or two to a horizontal. Another move will get you to an excellent jug in the crack. With more difficulty, lieback the flake to another horizontal at 2/3 height. From here, a tricky sequence involving...[more] Browse More Classics in International
Looking at Stanage from the forest below the Uncon...
BETA PHOTO: Stanage Popular Overview
BETA PHOTO: Stanage South Overview
BETA PHOTO: The Popular End parking from seen from the edge.
From: New Hampshire
Nov 17, 2008
The Rockfax guide is a great resource for locating routes and determining grades. There are not many pictures and the descriptions aren't comprehensive, however. Best to buy a guidebook (Stanage: The Definitive Guide is the best) once you get to the UK.